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GIS Isochrone Mapping

Published 24 May 2021 | Written by Tom O'Reilly
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Energy saving measures Investigation Planning Travel plans

At this contractor, typically the decision to select a waste management company will be determined by which member of the supply chain has put themselves forward to cover a certain postcode area. Whilst location is generally the main factor behind a waste companies decision to provide their service in a select area, many are happy to travel significant distances which…


Recycling Site Accommodation Furniture

Published 20 May 2021 | Written by Emily Bailey
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Re-use Recycle Sustainable procurement Sustainable solutions

This company have been developing solutions to reduce furniture waste. This initiative addresses the seemingly simple re-use of site accommodation furniture, which is notoriously complex in application. Challenges presented within the process of successfully uplifting, managing and redistributing products include; Time limited site access and requirement for qualified personnel Low value furniture products vs high labour cost Inconsistent stock:demand ratios…


Farrans DNA Initiative

Published 20 May 2021 | Written by Clare Taylor
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion

DNA – Diversify/Nurture/Accept. DNA is an initiative developed by three people within the contractor. It is a network aimed at all the protected characteristic groups (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation), with the goal to build meaningful support networks to inspire and empower people so that they can…


COMET Root Cause Analysis Toolkit

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesControls Initiatives Inspections Reporting Working methods

Investigation of accidents, incidents and near misses is essential if lessons are to be learned. Understanding root causes and associated human factors is important to prevent recurrence but is not always done or done well. COMET from STC Insiso is a product developed by professional investigators with major accident experience in the oil and gas sector which this contractor is…


Medical Grade Air Purifiers

Published 8 February 2021 | Written by Darren Goldstone
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Occupational health risks

The project team have introduced MAXVAC MEDI 10 air purifiers. These purifiers use UV-C technology which remove up to 99.9% of all particles, viruses, bacteria and other airborne allergens in enclosed spaces including coronavirus. By using these devices in offices, and welfare facilities such as canteens and changing rooms, they are creating another layer of protection on top of all…


Sanitising Sensitive Equipment On Site

Published 1 February 2021 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesCleaning regime Occupational health risks Working methods

The contractor is using the HQube UV-C Sterilising Cube that uses highly effective UV-C technology to disinfect in just 3 minutes high-cost electronic equipment such as noise monitors, damp meter readers, laser levels, pipe finders, cable detectors and other handheld tools that require sharing but the use of chemical disinfectant could damage them in the process. Sharing tools on sites…


Intelligent Security System

Published 1 February 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesBoundary security Site security

Situated in the heart of the City of Westminster, this project is a prominent mixed-use development within walking distance of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and St. James’ Park. Considering the location, the project can be an attractive place for trespassers. In order to keep site safe and secure, the contractor has implemented a series of CCTV camera systems….


Countdown Clock on Hoardings

Published 18 November 2020 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesCommunication Enclosures Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Updates

Despite the best efforts it is not always possible to reduce the inconvenience that comes with building works to neighbouring properties during our project works. The project team are also aware that many residents are working from home these days due to coronavirus and they wanted to give them a visual aid of when the project is going to finish….